3 Dimensional Nano-Scale Reinforcement Architecture for Advanced Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: F045-020-0116
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
CARBON SOLUTIONS, INC
5094 Victoria Hill Drive, Riverside, CA, 92506
DUNS: 069711286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elena Bekyarova
 Principal Investigator
 (909) 234-2738
 sales@carbonsolution.com
Business Contact
 Robert Haddon
Title: President
Phone: (909) 234-2738
Email: haddon@carbonsolution.com
Research Institution
 UCLA/UNIV. OF DELAWARE
 H. T Hahn
 Mech.&Aerospace/Mech.Eng.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597 &
Newark, NJ, 19716
 (310) 794-9117
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In Phase II of this project we will capitalize on the successful incorporation of carbon nanotubes into carbon fabrics, by optimizing the process and scaling the technique for the manufacture of large 3-D composites that will be of use to the aerospace industry and the Air Force. In Phase I we successfully demonstrated the feasibility of incorporation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into carbon fibers and 2-D woven carbon fabrics using both chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and electrophoretic deposition. The carbon nanotube reinforced preforms were then infiltrated with polymer to obtain multiscale composites, in which hierarchical reinforcement is achieved by combining the nanoscale CNTs with conventional micro-size carbon fibers. In Phase II the manufacture of carbon nanotube/carbon fiber multi-scale hybrid composites will be optimized and the process scaled-up to produce full size structures based on structure-property evaluations of the current generation of products. Phase II of this project will provide advanced composites with improved thermomechanical and electrical properties that are suitable for a wide range of commercial aerospace and Air Force applications.

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